Courage Chocolate is the outcome of the Herbal Youth Project which builds the capacity of young women arriving in the region of the richest concentrations of biodiversity in Europe in terms of medicinal and aromatic herbs. The project combines the wild herbs of the Iblei territory with the traditional art of chocolate making of Sicily with a view of opening opportunities for the young women in organic herbal chocolate making.
Their learning journey starts with Mediterranean herb identification followed by chocolate making from tree to bar, including the transformation of the cacao beans into liquor, butter, powder and chocolate. With the mentoring support of a Sicilian master baker, the young women have developed six unique chocolate recipes sold under the brand they themselves developed Courage Chocolate.
Check out the film below sharing the milestones of Herbal Youthful Chocolate – a transformative partnership of Gaia Education, Lush, Passwork, L’Arcolaio, RSF Social Finance, Global Whole Being Fund, Corsino.